(Pocket-lint) - Apple's TV app is already on some Samsung Smart TVs after Apple announced in March that it was planning to bring the app to other platforms, and while it looked like Sony Smart TVs were next - just in time for the launch of the Apple TV+  on 1 November - Sony has confirmed otherwise.

Sony told Pocket-lint that the Apple TV app is not available on Sony televisions "at this time". It did not specify when or if the app would come to its sets, but we've asked for clarification and will update you when we know more.

A report from 9to5Mac claimed that some Sony Smart TV users were seeing the app on their TV sets following a firmware update, though it wasn't revealed exactly which TVs were compatible. Many assumed it was sets that already support Apple's AirPlay 2 technology, including the Sony Z9G Series, Sony A9G Series, Sony X950G Series, and the Sony X850G Series.

There have been no dates mentioned for when Sony -- or LG Smart TVs and Vizio Smart TVs -- will see the Apple TV app on their screens. Amazon Fire TV devices received support as of 24 October 2019, and it's also on Roku devices, too.

The Apple TV app is where you'll find Apple TV+, offering a number of original shows including The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carrell. It also allows users to watch TV shows and films bought through iTunes and access the Apple TV Channels feature.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle.